Texas man charged with manslaughter after kids riding in backhoe bucket fall to their death


A Texas man was arrested Sunday and charged with manslaughter after two children fell from a backhoe bucket and were fatally run over by the vehicle.

The incident took place Saturday around 7:30 p.m. near Roanoke in Denton County, about 25 miles north of Forth Worth. Authorities said the two children – a 7-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy – were pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities identified the driver as 40-year-old Vijender Chauhan. Officials said Chauhan was operating a John Deere backhoe while several children and another adult were riding on different parts of the vehicle.

At some point the kids who had been riding in the bucket were dumped to the ground and killed by the vehicle, according to the Texas Department... (Read more)

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